Nic Hailey joins Kenyan Paralympian for charity run

Nic Hailey and Henry Wanyoike
UK High Commissioner Nic Hailey with Kenyan Paralympian Henry Wanyoike. Photo: Twitter/UKinKenya

On Saturday, UK High Commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey,  took part in a charity run alongside Kenyan Paralympian Henry Wanyoike.

The 12th edition of the Hope For The Future Run took place in Kikuyu with the theme of ‘Peace and Disability’

The annual race, which is the brainchild of the blind Paralympian athlete received sponsored from telecoms company Safaricom to the tune of KSH 1 Million.

The funds raised from the run will go towards supporting various community projects such as student bursaries, feeding programs and income generating projects for persons living with disabilities.

Nic Hailey Hope for the Future charity run
Nic Hailey taking part in Saturday’s charity run. Photo: Twitter/SEMontgomery

Speaking ahead of the race, Henry said: “Last year we raised KES 3M which was used to acquire 50 white canes for the visually impaired and 100 wheelchairs that were distributed to secondary schools in the community. We also supported a nursery school and an athletics club.”

In a Tweet after the race, UK High Commissioner Nic Hailey said: “What a privilege to run alongside Henry Wanyoike ahead of the UK and Kenya co-chairing the Disability Summit next month. Improving opportunities for people with disabilities is a focus for work of the UK in Kenya.”

Nic Hailey Hope for the Future charity run
Nic Hailey crosses the Hope for the Future finishing line. Photo: Twitter/SEMontgomery

This year’s categories included the 8kms junior and senior races, 3kms Wheelchair event, Veterans run and a Children’s fun run.